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Simple, Sensational Stir-Fry!

Simple, Sensational Stir-Fry!


My hubby loves sampling different types of foods while on trips to Japan.  Here’s a delicious, easy, healthy stir-fry recipe my family enjoys a lot.


– Cut up chicken, beef, or shrimp

– Vegetable assortment – sliced bell peppers, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snow peas, radicchio, spinach leaves, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, etc. Maybe toss in a few of those tiny little corncobs (do you suppose they’re all grown on tiny little fields by tiny little farmers with tiny little tractors? I’ve always wondered..)

-Peanuts, almonds, or cashews (or all three!)

– Cooked rice – we like either brown or long-grain Jasmine rice cooked in our Aroma rice cooker from Costco.

-Oil: peanut tastes nice with stir-fry, but others are fine too.Blog Post Photos 034

-1 cup beef broth, mixed with 1 tsp flour (wheat or arrowroot)

-1/2 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos.

“A good, well-lived today makes every yesterday a dream of a good future,

and every morning is a vision of hope.”

– Asian proverb


1. Heat oil over medium heat in a wok or large skillet.

2. Dissolve Better than Bouillon into the hot water. Add last two ingredients and stir with a fork to break lumps. Set aside.

3. Spoon the meat pieces into the skillet and stir until lightly browned (cut a piece to make sure it’s cooked inside), then remove to a bowl. Don’t overcook! You will cook them more later.

2. Add more oil to the skillet, increase heat to medium-high, and toss in the vegetables. Carrots and other tough veggies take a bit longer than the soft ones, so you may wish to add these first. Stir-fry for a few minutes to heat and soften. They should still be a little crisp.

3. Return the meat pieces to the mixture and stir until it reaches desired doneness.

4. Add the nuts.

5. Now add the bouillion mixture and stir briefly. It will thicken quickly. Remove from heat.

6. Spoon over rice and enjoy with some nice plum wine and pretty chopsticks!

“Help thy brother’s boat across, and lo!

Thine own has reached the shore.”

– Another Asian proverb



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Flu Remedy

Flowers 002Here’s a flu remedy combination I’ve come across in several health sources. I haven’t tried this myself (not having had the flu this year, thankfully!), but it seems to be a popular combination:

Astragalus, also known as Chinese milk vetch root, is reported to be highly effective in treating and preventing the flu. Astragalus stimulates the production of interferon, which is particularly helpful in combating flu.

Lecithin is helpful for preventing flu by normalizing the calcium/phosphorus balance in the body. This reduces the type of phosphorus the flu virus requires for replication. One capsule every hour for five hours has been reported to stop the onset of flu.

If you try these, please comment and let me know how well they work! As always, be sure to take sufficient Vitamin C and zinc lozenges (though not at the same time), and get sufficient rest.

The photo, by the way, is not of astragalus, but just some pretty flowers my daughter found on  a tree. 🙂

Note: The content within these pages is for informational purposes
only and is NOT to be considered medical advice.

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Royal Recipes Collection: “Green Slurry” from Chapter 36 of Amberly

This is a modernized (i.e., made with a blender 🙂 ) version of the Green Slurry from Amberly, Chapter 36. Very healthy. Enjoy!

Drink Your Salad – Delicious!

Fill a blender pitcher in this order:

– 2 to 3 handfuls of greens – kale, spinach, romaine, etc..
– 1 handful of fruit – fresh or frozen
– 1/2 banana
– 1/2 cup orange juice
– 1/2 cup apple juice
– Stevia or sweetener
– Water to fill to 4/5 full

Blend up and serve! Add a Tbsp of almond butter for a meal replacement. Make several pitchers worth and store in a Mason jar for 24 hrs!

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